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  • Autumn, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry
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    Autumn, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry

    Learn more about Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) by studying the spellings of some vocabulary words related to the autumn season: autumn, September, October, November, scarecrow, equinox, harvest, chestnut, deciduous, and chilly. Structured Word Inquiry English spelling is rule-based. There are no exceptions, just more rules to uncover. I have yet to find a word whose […] More

  • Tablecloth Strip Thanksgiving Wreath Craft
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    Tablecloth Strip Thanksgiving Wreath Craft

    The Thanksgiving season is upon us! While I have put up many of my Christmas decorations already, I refuse to leave poor Thanksgiving out in the cold. I thus also decorate my home with red, orange, yellow, and brown and many turkeys. Last year I created two Thanksgiving wreaths using red, orange, and yellow plastic […] More

  • Apple Print Pumpkin Jack-o-Lantern Halloween Craft
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    Apple Print Pumpkin Jack-o-Lantern Halloween Craft

    My kiddos and I love apples and pumpkins, especially when cool autumn weather rolls around. Help celebrate the Halloween holiday with your young child by making an adorable apple print pumpkin Jack-o-lantern craft using apples, paint, and markers. Materials Apples Black construction paper Nontoxic orange and green paint Scrap cardboard Black marker Instructions Cut an […] More

  • Black Bat Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Craft
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    Black Bat Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Craft

    Bat crafts make for a perfect Halloween activity! I also love using recycled materials such as toilet paper rolls in the crafts projects that I make with my kiddos. Help celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday with your young child by making a simple and non-spooky black bat toilet paper roll craft. Materials Toilet paper rolls […] More

  • Frankenstein's Monster Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Craft
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    Frankenstein’s Monster Halloween Toilet Paper Roll Craft

    Frankenstein’s monster is an 8-foot-tall, hideously ugly monster created by mad scientist Victor Frankenstein in the Gothic novel Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley. Monster crafts make for a perfect Halloween activity! Toilet paper tubes also make craft great materials. Help celebrate the holiday with your young child by making a simple and non-spooky Frankenstein’s monster […] More

  • Halloween Ghost Toilet Paper Roll Craft
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    Halloween Ghost Toilet Paper Roll Craft

    Ghost crafts make for a perfect Halloween activity! I also love using recycled materials such as toilet paper rolls in the crafts projects that I complete with my kiddos. Help celebrate the holiday with your young child by making a simple and non-spooky Halloween ghost toilet paper roll craft. Materials Toilet paper rolls Nontoxic white […] More

  • Cupcake Liner Apple Tree Craft
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    Cupcake Liner Apple Tree Craft

    My kiddos and I love making crafts for each season of the year. Apples are a favorite craft subject during the autumn season. For an easy but fun fall craft, my children and I used construction paper, cupcake liners, dot markers, and craft pompoms to make an orchard of apple trees. Materials White mini cupcake […] More

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